Woman files suit after losing pregnancy at Astroworld
Written by Andrea Tuccillo on May 12, 2022
A woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after losing her pregnancy allegedly due to injuries she sustained at last year’s tragic Astroworld festival in Houston.
According to documents obtained by ABC News, Shanazia Williamson and her husband Jarawd Owens of Dayton, Ohio, are suing Travis Scott, Live Nation and others involved in the festival.
“While in attendance at the festival, Shanazia was trampled and crushed resulting in horrific injuries and ultimately the death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child,” the suit reads. “In addition, Shanazia sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, leg, chest, stomach and other parts of her body.”
“Defendants’ failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child,” the suit added.
The suit was filed in December 2021 but had not previously been reported. It’s among hundreds of lawsuits filed in the wake of the festival, during which 10 people — not counting the unborn child — died and thousands were injured in a massive crowd surge.
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